Tapton student given special cross country award

Crosspool's James Gray winning the South Yorkshire Championship
Crosspool's James Gray winning the South Yorkshire Championship

A Tapton student, James Gray of Crosspool, has been awarded a special award from the Sheffield Federation of School Sports for his outstanding contribution to schools cross country running over the last seven years.

Eighteen year old James, who represented Yorkshire and South Yorkshire, and has been Sheffield and South Yorkshire champion for most of those seven years, was presented with the award at a ceremony attended by Councillor Dr Sylvia Dunkley, Lord Mayor of Sheffield, at the Sheffield United FC Bramall Lane on 24 November 2011.

He is also due to receive another honour in January from the South Yorkshire Schools Federation.

Sheffield in Bloom silver award goes to Crosspool

Crosspool won silver in the Sheffield in Bloom awards
Crosspool won silver in the Sheffield in Bloom awards

For the second year running, the plants in Crosspool precinct have won silver in the Sheffield in Bloom awards.

The prize was presented to Crosspool Forum chairman Ian Hague at the Town Hall last month.

We’ll be aiming for gold in 2012 and also have plans to feature flags and bunting in the precinct as part of the Olympics and the Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations.

The silver prize is presented to Crosspool Forum chairman Ian Hague by Lord Mayor Sylvia Dunkley at the Town Hall
The silver prize is presented to Crosspool Forum chairman Ian Hague by Lord Mayor Sylvia Dunkley at the Town Hall
Sheffield in Bloom awards at the Town Hall
Sheffield in Bloom awards at the Town Hall